Private client


Individual clients, business owners and families have always been at the heart of our practice. We draw on many decades of experience to guide you through the challenges of managing your wealth as it and the world around you evolve. While laws and taxes change with frightening regularity, we remain alert to developments in the UK and overseas, and put our own research and thinking at your disposal.

Our aim is to provide you with a cohesive, comprehensive and workable framework for the management of your assets, working alongside your other professional advisers as needed. This may require us to reconcile the requirements of different legal systems; to achieve this, we will employ the very best local advice and our own knowhow on international structuring.

Whether you require advice on tax, philanthropy or the orderly transfer of your wealth to the next generation (or any combination of these), we’ll guide you smoothly through the process, both domestically and internationally.


  • Winner of International Legal Team of the Year

    STEP Private Client Awards 2016

  • "Macfarlanes hasn't just got one brilliant person, they have got a whole raft of completely brilliant minds. All the people coming in benefit and learn from this very brilliant core of top people."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • "These guys are just a well-oiled machine. They work hard, they think hard. They are basically as good as it gets."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • "Macfarlanes continues to be an authoritative force in the private client field with an almost unmatched depth of international wealth management expertise."

    Chambers HNW 2017

  • "Macfarlanes LLP ‘particularly impresses for the range of highly regarded partners with the ability to provide a consistently high level of service on super-sophisticated cross-border work’."

    The UK Legal 500 2016

  • “Significant player in the private client market with excellent strength and depth of expertise. ‘They are exceedingly competent and very reassuring people to have on your side. It is a pretty distinguished private client firm’.”

    Chambers UK 2016

  • “The firm’s twin strength in corporate means it can handle both the business and personal needs of its UK and non-UK entrepreneurial clients. Particular areas of expertise are international asset structuring, tax and trust planning, and family governance.”

    The UK Legal 500 2015